Howard County Health Department
We have numerous programs and services that work to improve the health and wellbeing of those who live, work, play and learn in the County. In order to accomplish this, we rely on a large group of dedicated and talented people. Our staff includes medical personnel, social workers, counselors, nutritionists, environmental health inspectors, as well as, administrative, clerical, fiscal and facilities staff. Our staff physically work in the office, in clinics and out in the community including neighborhoods, schools, construction sites, restaurants and more.
HCHD employs an incredibly diverse workforce with more than a dozen languages spoken by our employees. Our diverse team has a passion for public health and the work they do supporting an equally diverse and growing community. You will find our employees out in the community at health fairs, vaccination clinics, at community wellness events and even at the Mall in Columbia.
A model community in which health equity and optimal wellness are accessible for all who live, work and visit Howard County.
To Promote, Preserve and Protect the health and well-being of all in Howard County.
Our Core Values
We advocate for and implement effective public health practices. We are a trusted source of health services and information.
We are proactive in identifying and removing barriers so that every person has the opportunity to achieve their full health potential.
INNOVATION & EXCELLENCE
We encourage innovation and pursue excellence in our endeavors.
We cultivate and preserve partnerships to achieve common goals based on a shared vision.
CULTURE OF RESPECT & CARING
We value and respect our staff, community partners, and all those we serve.
We inform, educate and empower to initiate change.
We practice mutual respect, transparency, and accountability.
We value the public’s trust and pledge to provide the highest standard of service.